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Ferdinand Erfmann artwork • watercolour • drawing • for saleA kiss on the rooftop

Erfmann F.G.  | 'Ferdinand' George Erfmann | Watercolours and drawings offered for sale | A kiss on the rooftop, pencil and watercolour on paper 15.0 x 13.0 cm
Erfmann F.G.  | 'Ferdinand' George Erfmann | Watercolours and drawings offered for sale | A kiss on the rooftop, pencil and watercolour on paper 15.0 x 13.0 cm

Ferdinand Erfmann

A kiss on the rooftop
pencil and watercolour on paper 15.0 x 13.0 cm

This work on paper is for sale.

Price: 3,200

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Ferdinand Erfmann was born into a family of actors in Rotterdam and besides drawing and paintingregularly performed on stage before the First World War. The two professions merged in his paintings of the worlds of the stage and the circus. His chief subject however was women: burly bathers, factory girls, female athletes and prostitutes – referred to by Erfmann as ‘mastodons’ – immortalised in a flat, schematic figurative style that he characterised as ‘psychological synthetic realism’ and which shared some of the hallmarks of the New Objectivist movement that became popular in the Netherlands in the 1920s. In the 1930s, inspired by his travels in the Mediterranean, Erfmann mostly painted neoclassical landscapes and mythical figures.


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Erfmann F.G.  | Sunbather, oil on canvas 50.0 x 70.4 cm, signed l.l. with monogram and dated 1958 Erfmann F.G.

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Erfmann F.G.  | Sunbathing on the beach, oil on canvas 40.3 x 60.3 cm, signed l.l. with initials and dated 1967 Erfmann F.G.

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